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Nihombashi Tamai

#57 of 7,435 Restaurants in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
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2-9-9 Nihombashi, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-3272-3227
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,742 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,501 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Came here on a cold winter night and this time made a reservation through my hotel concierge. Last time I was in Tokyo this place rubbed me a bit on the wrong side when I entered and there was nobody there and they told me I needed a reservation. But I still wanted to try and this time I managed.... More 

Thank HelenaGuerra
Zeist, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I was firstly impressed by the exterior-looking of the restaurant, old & tyical japanese style surrounded by modern building in that area. Inside was cosy and authentic. The service was fast and kind. The taste was worth as its cost.

1 Thank Sylvia_CPP
Tokyo, Japan
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157 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Perhaps one of the best anago I had. You may see a long line during the lunch time but you won't wait too long if you are solo. Highly recommended.

Thank Yasuyoshi G
Montreal, Canada
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Located in the back streets behind Takashimaya, it is a wooden house at the corner. We did arrive early to line up but was surprised to find a very spacious restaurant inside. We ordered 3 large anago sets (2 simmered/steamed and 1 half and half (half simmered, half grilled). The grilled anago was a bit tough, so I'd say to... More 

1 Thank lugubres
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 May 2016

You can only have eels but it's definitely worth trying. Go early as the last order is taken at 9 and lask for the starters as they are not written om the English menu. Highly recommended.

Thank Marisa D
1 review
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Hole in the wall small restaurant serving mostly barbecued and boiled eel and rice in bento boxes. Very delicious and smooth-taste eel. The sauce is to die for. This has to be an attraction in downtown Tokyo.

Thank KYChan1958
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Went there for dinner! Great service and they have also an English menu. The meal was delicious and we were very pleased!

Thank Si L
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Had high expectations of this Michelin bib gourmand-rated place. The restaurant is in a atmospheric old building not far from the Nihombashi station. We had the medium-sized set meals with half simmered and half roasted eels and additional soup. Despite a generous eel to rice ratio, on reflection I would have been more satisfied with the large set meal. I... More 

1 Thank updoc1
Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Very unassuming little shop in the middle of nowhere. Hard to imagine that it serves one of the best Unadon in Tokyo. Ordered the medium set which allows you to chose the mix flavor - both steam and grilled. And like what some has alluded, the steam one was well more flavorful and nicer. A must for Unagi/Anago fans!

1 Thank 1handeconomist
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Just a few minutes walk from Takashimaya Department Store in Nihombashi is a quaint and traditional restaurant noted for anago (sea-eel). Arrive early to avoid the queue and you will be rewarded with the unique experience of boiled or broiled sea-eel in the typical box. Enjoy 3 way of eating it, including the 'chasuke' tea style. The chirashi bowl is... More 

Thank Alex C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-9-9 Nihombashi, Chuo 103-0027, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Chuo>  > Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Neighbourhood: Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3272-3227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ginza / Tokyo Nihonbashi
Ginza is famous for being a trendy hotspot, but it's also a downtown area with shops that were founded over a hundred years ago. Department stores and luxury boutiques line the route from Nihonbashi to Ginza. It's a long established tradition to shop and stroll while the road is closed to traffic. Luxury hotels, world class cuisine from talented chefs, and a collection of glitzy clubs will make this area popular with anyone looking for a night out.
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